Relevant Job Websites
Understanding Graduate Schemes
There isn’t a strict definition, but graduate schemes tend to be defined by the following criteria:
- Operated by large organisations e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Airbus
- Fixed term – usually 18 months – 2 years. Most people are offered permanent jobs with the organisation at the end of the fixed term. Some roles offer additional study/support elements. Many operate a rotational system so that graduates spend some time working in different departments.
- Well paid – they usually have better pay and benefits than other entry level options.
- Competitive – when you hear in the media c.80 people applying for every graduate job, it’s generally graduate schemes they are talking about. Some organisations set entry requirements of 2.1 or above and some set UCAS requirements. There is also usually a long recruitment process.
- Timeline – most (but not all) are open for applications in autumn and many (but not all) close by December.
- Graduate schemes are not the only route to a graduate job! Most graduates find graduate level work outside of graduate schemes.
Where to find graduate schemes:
- Engineering and Manufacturing
- Aerospace Engineering
- Automotive Engineering
- Product Design Engineering
Energy Engineering - including oil, gas, nuclear and renewables
- Careers at CCFE – Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
- Earthworks Jobs
- Environment Job
- Fusion for Energy (European Unsion's undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy) "Traineeships" for graduates are typically advertised end of April/beginning of May.
- Green Jobs Online
- Just Engineers
- My Oil and Gas Career
- National Grid careers
- Nuclear Graduates
- Nuclear Sector Jobs
- Oil and Gas People
- The Engineer Jobs
- Top Engineer
- Civil Service and Public Health
- Professional Services, Accounting and Consultancy
- Banking & Finance